How do you find out power usage of computer hardware?

By JackieChanIsGOD
Jun 23, 2003
  1. I was just wondering... is there a program or something that gives you numbers of power usage from each peice of hardware in your PC?

    Poop... i'm starting to think i put this in the wrong forum... sowwie!
  2. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    It can't be done using software because of the lack of sensors (on your hardware) that can be used to monitor the current supplied to each piece of hardware.
  3. JackieChanIsGOD

    JackieChanIsGOD TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 61

    I c...
    Do any specs of hardware give you the power usage??
    like, is there a site somewhere, that gives you the total specs of a piece of hardware?
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    yes, I'm sure if you go to each manufactuer of your hardware they will have a specs page with tons of info on how much it uses. I've seen it on the box of my CDRW, and I'm sure its like that for all kinds of other things. But as far a it being included in 1 website, well I don't know, I doubt it, but I havne't looked.
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